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Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
really make of the crunchers who say mitt romney has just a 1-5 chance to win this election? hi, i'm chris mathews. welcome to the show. with us today, new york magazine's john, trish and kelly and the huffington post's d howard. with just over a month to go for mitt romney, given the polls, the debates may be it. it could change the narrative that has dogged him or cemented. romney has the same urgent must-do list that he at the republican convention. only now could be his last chance. today we're going to look at romney's career, back at his career, at some missteps in past debates and also at some gems from barack obama. first up, first on romney's must-do list, get likable. and avoid this kind of reaction when governor rick perry charged that romney had hired illegal lawn workers. >> i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here. is that i get 60 seconds. and you get -- >> but the american people want the truth. they want -- >> i understand -- >> you say that you knew you had illegals. >> would you please wait? a
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
to say the prosecution, president obama, hasn't made his case and that his record isn't enough for re-election, and i'm not going to give you all the detail of what i'll do, what a romney presidency would mean. make your choice based on the president. that's the plan? >> no, no. listen, what the plan is that the public will have plenty of detail and information to be able to make a judgment on governor romney and what his plan is for the future. but let's look at what the president is saying as well. and you're right, david, in this respect. the president has had four years to lay this out, and now a campaign. and the president's just trying to run out the clock. he desperately wants to run out the clock with platitudes which sound nice, and i give him that. the president is very good at that. but in the end, i think that both sides have to look at this campaign and say, what are we going to lay out over the next 36 days? and i think that's really important. and i think governor romney will lay out some very important points over the next 36 days that will make people believe once and for all
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
more when judging whether a president wins re-election or not. it's his job approval rating and where people see the direction of the country. for the president right now, his job approval rating is at 49%. disapproval at 48. our pollsters tell us that 49 is in the re-elect zone. now, look at this, direction of the country. 40% say we're on the right track. that 40% is not a great number, but it's actually the highest number we've recorded in three and a half years. let's move to the head-to-head with mitt romney. this is where the race has tightened a bit. the president's number is steady at 49. mitt romney has picked up a couple in the last couple weeks, sits at 46. what's helping him? republican voters more enthusiastic, they make it through the likely voter screen. it's been a couple tough weeks for mitt romney. that 47% mark has left a mark, if you will. when we asked, is there anything you've heard in the last few weeks that made you more favorable or less favorable on mitt romney, 51% said what they've heard has made them less favorable. that said, the president has a couple th
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
's task is difficult because he has to redefine himself as well as redefining the election. >> reporter: an election only 35 days away but still far from over. and the first debate is on the domestic issues that are defining this election. lynn? >>> brian moore in washington. brian, thanks. >>> well, elsewhere, the candidates for the u.s. senate seat in massachusetts, scott brown and elizabeth warren, debated for the second time last night. the two were combative as they staked out opposite positions on issues ranging from creating jobs to bringing troops home from afghanistan. with nbc's david gregory of "meet the press" as moderator, they also clashed over brown's claim of partisan independence. >> if he's re-elected, that increases the odds that the republicans will control the senate and that he can block president obama's agenda. >> if you're going to comment on my record, i would at least have you refer to it -- >> can we just -- >> excuse me. excuse me. we're not -- >> go ahead, senator. >> excuse me. i'm not a student in your classroom. please let me respond, okay? thank you. >>
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> he laid out a very clear choice and a big choice. that's what this election is about. >> reporter: the candidates sparred on key issues this election, taxes, job growth and medicare. >> i'd rather have a private plan. i'd just as soon not have the government telling me what kind of health care i can have. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered administrative costs than private insurance does which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and private insurers have to make a profit. >> reporter: even advisers to president obama admit romney did well. >> i give him credit for a strong performance. >> reporter: the debate was one of the most substantive in recent history. now democrats hope to seize on the details to attack romney moving forward. >> are we going to hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent positions? yes, we're going to do that. >> reporter: obama's campaign is continuing an argument that romney will initiate $5 trillion in tax cuts favoring the wealthy. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 tr
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in the presidential debates in this election cycle between president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the stage is ready in denver, colorado. the university of denver. and all of the expectations management to the contrary, the two men you're going to see tonight are very good debaters. they have four ivy league degrees between them, after all, and 50 debates between them, though not against each other until tonight. there is a critical third man on that stage tonight in denver. that's the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. he's done a dozen of these. and the rules, which he will announce at the start, give him broad leeway to guide the conversation and the debate. it is a cold room in denver. the campaigns wanted the temperature low. and it's not likely to stay that way once we get under way. both men have been prepping for days. this happens to be the obamas' 20th wedding anniversary. moments ago we saw a warm embrace between mrs. romney and mrs. obama. they both met each other at the front of the hall. their hiss, this is the first of three meetings debate style between the
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
of the first presidential debate of t 2012 election. >>> to the rescue. tense moments as an 84-year-old woman's car plunges in a main harbor. >>> and flipping out. a powerful typhoon wreaks havoc on southern japan. >>> this is "early today" for monday, october 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good de
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
candidates, but it could be worse. today's jobs report is the second to the last before election day. it is a critical snapshot of an economy that's been stuck in low gear. >> whatever the numbers are, the romney campaign is going to cite them as evidence that president obama's policies are failing. >> the president is trying to convince people he's doing real well. he is not. >> reporter: building on a momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney's trying to reverse his fortunes in battlegrounds like ohio where he's fallen behind. >> under president obama we've lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues the republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not a plan for our economy, it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class, it is not change, it is a relapse and we're not going to do it. >> reporter: the latest jobs report, cold, hard facts certain to be the subject of a heated debate. and the next jobs report comes out just four days before the election. lynn? >> all right, brian, thank you. we begin in new j
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the election, the nation's jobless rate fell to the lowest level of his term in office. economists will argue what it means, but here are today's numbers, the economy gained about 114,000 jobs in the last month, pushing the unemployment rate to 7.8%, that is where today's political debate in this country started out. we have it all covered here tonight. and we'll begin our coverage with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, in a week that has been a roller coaster for both of the candidates, today's news gave a good bit of a jolt, but that set off a firestorm on what it really means. the news that the unemployment dipped below 8% since he took office came just in time for a president battered by his poor performance in the debate. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy, just to try to score a few political points. >> reporter: not surprisingly, mitt romney saw it differently. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. >> reporter: romney argue
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30am PDT
will happen until after the elections. we have the tax cuts expiring, spending programs expiring. a lot of people think it will lead to a recession in 2013. how do you think this gets resolved, an what subpoena the impact? >> i wish we had better elections in this country. the reason we have bad government in the country is because we have bad elections. what i mean by that is we don't talk about the important issue. one thing that both sides could agree on today is the pace of deficit reduction. they may go about it different ways but we need to bring the deficit down gradually. right now we are facing the fiscal cliff. nothing will be resolved before november. i believe political forces after the november election will push both sides to a compromise. the one tax that will come down is the uncertainty tax. the uncertainty of washington politics will be positive for the u.s. economy. >> that's true. companies have been in lockdown mode. they don't want to make a decision with uncertainty out there. >> it is infuriating. >> it is. >> watching washington not understand the incredible dra
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
either way depending upon the election? consider this first statement by the president about corporate jets. >> why wouldn't we eliminate tax breaks for corporate jets? my attitude is if you got a corporate jet, can you probably afford to pay full freight, not get a special break for it. >> now watch romney on defense. >> finally, military. the president's re-elected, you'll see dramatic cuts to our military. the secretary of defense said these would be even devastating. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> if you're like me, you realize the general dynamics is at the fulcrum of both of these issues. if president obama is going back to that 2009 rhetoric, orders for gulf stream jets could be hammered. when you think of big defense programs that could be boosted by a romney presidency, go no further than general dynamics. you can see a real hit to earnings if the budget cuts become a reality. romney is unintentionally green lighting lockheed martin and grumman. now about half way into the debate romney gave us a fabulous short idea with this clip. >> you put $90 billion, li
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Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
election, we're beginning a special look at a region at the brink and the foreign policy challenges that america is facing here in syria and afghanistan. richard engel, you have more on that attack today? >> reporter: cooperation between u.s. and afghan forces is the mission now. it is the american exit strategy. but this recent spate of insider attacks seems to show that the exit strategy isn't working. even the scene of the aftermath isn't encouraging. after gang security forces investigating themselves, a training mission where who's in charge, who can be trusted is now unclear. last night an afghan soldier known here as a & a walked up into a group of an unsuspecting group and opened fire. >> in an ensuing exchange of fire, three a & a personnel are reported to have died. we deeply regret the loss of life in this tragic incident. >> reporter: tragic certainly but some commanders have suggested it's cultural misunderstanding. it's the 57 death like this this year. the commanding general here spoke with lester about it. >> we're going to work as hard as we possibly can around the
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard at debate number one. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, denver, colorado. >>> and of course tonight nbc is going to have complete coverage of this first presidential debate anchored by brian williams along the best political team in the business. it all starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific. >>> elsewhere, a judge in pennsylvania has blocked the state's stricter voter i.d. law from taking effect this november. after weeks of protests, the ruling means that voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a state approved i.d. to cast ballots on election day. the judge said he was concerned that the law could prevent some people from voting. stricter voter i.d. laws in four states remain, but tougher laws in at least six other states were either shelved or watered down including those in florida, ohio and of course now in pennsylvania. >>> american airlines now says it knows why p
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
? the deal one airline is giving voters if the presidential election doesn't go their way. >>> and this is a good deal. 101 under 680. we'll show you a couple of spots in the south bay that i'm tracking coming up. >>> hi, everybody, happy thursday. it is 4:54. a protester spent a full day atop the day at st. peters basilica has come down from his not-so-smart perch. the italian business owner climbed onto the dome tuesday and held up a banner protesting the italian president and that country's economic reform. he finally agreed to come down last night after government officials agreed to discuss new rules that impact local businesses. i guess he made his point. >> guess so. we'll see if there's anything impacting traffic right now. how's it looking, mike? >> we have major b.a.r.t. delays heading during the pittsburg bay point, dublin station as well as t -- some delays. we'll get a live look outside. we do have highway 17 right near where it says campbell at the bottom of your screen. either cardboard or metal in the road. big difference if your car hits it so use caution
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
for the most important person in this presidential election. >> having some bad luck. >> the undecided voter. >> another double. >> reporter: and we found him, his name is george manukis, a grandfather and avid golfer. he and his wife, vula, are transplants from new jersey. >> you're aiming in the wrong direction. >> i'm not. straight up. >> reporter: george is a registered independent. who voted for john mccain four years ago. but as of this moment, he's still on the fence. chances are the candidate who wins his vote and others like him will win the election. >> you know you're the most important person in the country. >> i like to think so. >> reporter: george is a serious consumer of political news and has been paying very close attention to the presidential race. >> i see the negatives of both. i see the positives of both. >> and because george lives in north carolina, a swing state, he's been inundated by propaganda from both parties. in north carolina, alone, an estimated $50 million is being spent to reach the 6% still undecided voters. >> thank you for your time. >> do you get a lot
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
until the election some 60 million people are expected to tune in. former republican candidate rick santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. >>> also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morning after. >>> a bit later, you think politics can get ugly. try the "american idol" judging table. an ugly moment during an "american idol" audition. nicki minaj apparently losing it over her fellow judge and fellow diva mariah carey. a lot of people saw this one coming. we'll have more on that story. >> we want to begin over at news desk. natalie morales is there. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, david and savannah. good morning, everyone. >>> american airlines is
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
share of critics through the years. he got off to a rocky start in 2007 when he won the election by just three votes, only to have to lead the city through bankruptcy a short time later. in 2009, the mayor's controversial remarks about gays drew national attention. and most recently he's come under fire for five officer-involved shootings. police confirm they're looking into the possibility the fire was an act of domestic terrorism. >> there is certainly a possibility in a the mayor, being the mayor, might have been targeted based upon his position as a public official. >> we know it was an intentional act. we've taken the evidence to a lab. >> reporter: the mayor was in tears saturday morning as he suited up in fire gear and toured the damage. but he says today is a new day and he's more determined than ever to keep going. >> acts of vandalism or criminal conduct. on the contrary. the only strength in my resolve to continue to do what is right and good as mayor of this city, i am steadfast in my commitment to continue doing what i believe is necessary to serve all of the citizens of thi
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Oct 4, 2012 12:35am PDT
, lower taxes and be home by 10:00 for cuddle time. [ laughter ] out of context. more election news, while campaigning yesterday in colorado, mitt romney made a stop at the fast food restaurant chipotle. the guy behind the counter was like, "burrito?" and romney was like, "hey there, burrito. my name is mitt romney." [ laughter ] "pleasure to meet you." [ cheers and applause ] honest mistake. actually, though, we do have a photo of this. this really happened. look at that dude. look at that guy on the end. [ laughter ] i can't decide what the caption for this should be. is it, "are we on "undercover boss?" [ laughter ] or is it, "hey, the other, other white meat?" [ laughter ] it could be that. i don't know. hey -- hey, did you guys hear about this? you had to. "american idol"? they had to cancel auditions yesterday after nicki minaj started swearing and threatening to knock mariah carey out. [ laughter ] already. they had to cancel it. the producers they were like, "hey, there's a time and a place for that kind of thing, a real housewives reunion show." [ laughter ] and you guys all knew
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
, the nasdaq losing 20 points. if president obama is re-elected one of his first priorities may be to find a replacement for treasury secretary tim geithner. geithner has hinted more than a year he wants to leave. the "wall street journal" reports chief of staff jack lu and erskine bowles are top candidates. bowles co-chaired the white house deficit commission in 2010. back to you. >> okay, thank you very much. we'll check back a little later on. >>> first day of october going to feel like july. >> it's not going to feel good. it is not going to feel good at all. >> in the pool. >> yeah, in the pool if you can jump into the ocean, it's actually going to be refreshing today. you're getting some pretty warm temperatures out there in the pacific, if you have the luxury of not having to go to work. if you do have to go to work, you want to get right to the shady spot before the other guy does because it's going to be hot out there or just do what i do, bring your windshield visor. temperatures are looking good out there right now. crystal clear conditions to start. no marine layer, no fog to t
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. the details in less than five minutes. stay with us. >>> decision 2012. the election is just 35 days away. the next big moment is tomorrow, the big debate. the "wall street journal" poll shows 38% of people say these debates will be important. that's up from 2004 when 31% said the debates could sway their vote. today both president obama and governor romney stayed out of the spotlight. instead, preparing for their debate. but their running mates hit the trail in swing states. vice president biden said team romney would hike middle class taxes, while congressman ryan swung back. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> the university of denver will host the debate tomorrow. you can watch it here live on nbc bay area. the topic for this first debate is domestic policy around the moderator is jim lehr. >>> a massive recall for a list of popular peanut butter brands is expanding tonight. new mexico-based sunland is now adding more store bran
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> good morning. fight to the finish. election day exactly one month away. president obama handling with a positive jobs report, hoping it will help him keep his job. governor mitt romney says it's too little too late. a legendary business executive claims the books were cooked. >>> skating scandal. a u.s. olympic speed skater admits to tampering with a rival's skate before a big competition and he says he did it against his will. he'll explain why in an exclusive interview. >>> and are they back together? new signs of chris brown and rihanna dating again, despite their violent history, and it has some people wondering what she's thinking. today's saturday, october 6th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolf, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. >> it's good to have you back from afghanistan. safe and sound. >> good to be back. >> and you're back into the thick of politics here in this country as well. >> it feels like this presidential race has been going on for so l
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
poll shows the president with the six-point lead. less than six weeks to go until election day. historically, how much impact do these debates have on elections? >> well, they can have a lot of impact. it's a high-profile moment, tens of millions of people watching. as you look at the national number and you look at the spread and you look he battleground state, on the order of seven points that mitt romney has to make up, it's a lot of ground to try to move if you have a smaller pool of undecided voters. that's a big hurdle right now for mitt romney. >> and what do you have coming up on "meet the press" this morning, david? >> the state of the race, governor chris christie, white house adviser david plouffe. >> david gregory, thank you very much. and, jenna, before i throw it to you, let me let you know once again we have a good crowd of soldiers here who have joined us at our location at joint headquarters here in kabul. it's okay to wave. and we're going to be talking to them and let them say hi to the folks at home later in the broadcast. for now, we'll send it back to you.
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
% in four years. now, this is the second-to-last unemployment report we'll be seeing before election day. and you know the romney camp and the obama camp are all over this. coming up at 5:40 we'll have a live report from washington, d.c., with a look at what all these numbers could mean big-time in that presidential race. >> no doubt they'll be taking some credit there. 5:33 right now. the giants gearing up for another world series push. at&t park also getting ready for game one of the american league division series. >> we are ready, comcast sportsnet's amy gutierrez is ready as well. as a matter of fact, she's so ready she's already out on the field this morning bright and early, amy. how are you doing? >> reporter: i'm really good. i'm ready to take a few hax if they need me. it is quiet here this morning but preparations are in full swing for game one of the nlds and bruce bochy has a lot of decisions on his team. houc how many pitchers is he going to carry and who will he use off the bench. the giants went three for four against cincinnati in the regular season. game two starter dec
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, or was it because they were trying to avoid acknowledging mistakes this close to the election? so there is always a political consequence, and certainly's tonight, the white house is strongly defending susan rice, but she is in the cross-hairs of the political argument and that will be pursued by the republicans who have been hammering away for days saying that the administration deliberately covered up. something the white houses strongly denying. >>> all right, andrea mitchell, thank you, we want to let you know about a special broadcast in the works for monday. brian will be here to bring you a series of reports we're calling "at the brink" including ann curry, and richard engel in syria, and more. a hard look at some of the most dangerous conflicts in the world, and here at home, special coverage will start sunday on nightly news. >>> and on the presidential campaign trail today, mitt romney acknowledges he is fighting an uphill battle in the battleground state of pennsylvania, but he maintains he can win there, as attention is already turning to the debates next week, which could be a game-c
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >> i really believe in the policies we're providing and we're pursuing. at the end of the day, i'm going to go in and be me. >> reporter: we already know where the candidates will be the morning after wednesday's debate. on thursday, romney and ryan will be in virginia. president obama is remaining in colorado for an event there. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you. the boy scouts of america will inform the police and sheriff's offices of the boys who worked in their ranks. the organization has been keeping information for decades. they have been orders to release the files from 1965 to 1985. now a spokesman for the scouts says the order has prompted them to go through the files to report any and all offenders to the police. >>> spanning the globe. facebook's mark zuckerberg met with dmitry medvedev today in the effort to increase facebook's profile. facebook dominates in a majority of countries that use social med
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
why some people may get an unwelcome surprise. >>> just ahead, taxpayer money going to elected officials trips and dinners. our investigative unit take a deeper look at where your money is going. this is a lot of food for 4 bucks. yeah... think they made a mistake? i don't know - maybe. the fried cheese melt is back for just 4 bucks. 1 of 4 big 4-dollar meals on the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. open all night. >>> new at 6:00, if you live in santa clara county you'll likely get your property tax bill in the mail this week. you better brace yourself because you could look at a big increase compared to last year. as marianne favro shows us, some people may see their taxes go up as much as 10%. >> reporter: the housing market is finally bouncing back in the bay area but some homeowners say the change doesn't warrant the higher property assessments they're getting from santa clara county. >> i would say probably between 15% to 20% higher than what i expected. >> reporter: that's not the only surprise property owners may see this year. if you thought prop 13's guaranteed you
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
symptoms it's too late. it's almost always fatal. >> outside the united states a total of 23 people elected to get treatment for rabies just in case. 59 were interviewed after coming in contact with the man. he traveled to nine countries and died in july in a swiss hospital. >> hayward police shot and killed a suspected car thief after they say he failed to obey orders to show him his hands. this morning a suspicious vehicle was reported to police. the officer who arrived determined it had been stolen. when he approached the man refused to raise his hand and reached for what the officer thought was a weapon, prompting him to fire. investigators say after the shooting they did find a weapon in the car, but the suspect did not fire it. it is the second use of deadly force in hayward in less than two weeks. >> who will run the oakland police department? civil rights attorneys are explaining why they are asking for a federal takeover. a motion was filed to put the department in receivership, for them the final straw was the latest federal monitoring report that provided no hope the monitor crit
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Oct 3, 2012 12:35am PDT
are saying that presidential candidates who blink less during a debate are more likely to win the election. or as michele bachmann put it, "any way i can get back in this thing or what?" [ laughter ] hey! there you go. [ applause ] i just read about this, you guys. a new survey found that over 35% of americans actually plan on voting before election day. not for president of the united states, just for "dancing with the stars." [ laughter ] they love drew lachey all the way. that's what they're saying. [ applause ] this is interesting. health experts predict that the world will have more than 1 billion elderly people in the next ten years. 1 billion elderly people. or as it's also known, the opening credits for "60 minutes." [ laughter ] [ applause ] except for when anderson's on. >> steve: yeah, when anderson's on. >> jimmy: except for when anderson's on. >> steve: he takes the demo down. >> jimmy: you guys see the "today" show this morning? this is fantastic. [ cheers ] during an animal segment, a hawk got loose in the studio and landed somewhere above hoda and kathie lee. [ laughter ] o
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
he won the election by just three votes. then he had to leave vallejo through bankruptcy. the fbi is expected to investigate the weekend fire as an act of domestic terrorism. >>> the noise traveled for miles and prompted hundreds of complaints from people in the east bay. the source of their frustration, an outdoor rave at the oakland coliseum. this is youtube video of that rave that started saturday night. it was called beyond wonderlandful police say the music was so loud, people pr san leandro all the way frommal need over were calling 911. and they had to call in extra dispatchers to handle all the calls. the city officials in oakland have since issued an apology and have called for the immediate review of the situation. >>> president obama and mitt romney squaring off face to face, getting ready for the first debate. and a new television ad is reminding the candidates not to forget one of the year's biggest tragedies. >>> plus, a local official charging taxpayers for the appearances? why he is costing the taxpayers even more. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. record setting
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of the 2012 election is one day away. workers in denver prepared the arena for its place in history. president obama and gop candidate mitt romney step on stage tomorrow night. it will be their first face-to-face meeting in nearly five years. both candidates have taken the debate seriously. romney aides brought two podiums into his hotel conference room for a mock debate. not only is he spending long hours in practice sessions. but he's memorizing a series of zingers to criticize the president. president obama has five mock debates under his belt. he's been practicing under senator john kerry. the president's goals are to keep his answers tight and be aggressive without overdoing it. a new poll in "the wall street journal" shows nearly 40% of registered voters say the upcoming debate are extremely or quite important to help them determine their vote. you can watch the debate tomorrow night at 6:00. >>> triple digits for the first week of fall. if you were outside or inside, you felt the heat. and the heat is still on tonight. san jose is in the 70s. san jose tied a record from 1986 with a high
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. more voters now see romney negatively than see him positively. and that loses elections. >> only two presidential candidates in the last 20 years of "the wall street journal"/nbc polling have had a net negative image at this point and one of them lost, george h.w. bush. and romney needs to improve that dynamic. >> reporter: romney got good news from three battlegrounds. in florida he is now behind by just one point. still way down in ohio. but in virginia, romney is down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney is doing well. >> going up against mitt romney is not a fun thing. he has the fax. he drills you. he stays. he is tenacious. >> reporter: and sometimes aggressive. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. don't use a term like that. >> reporter: aides admit barack obama in debates can sound like a professorial no-it-all. >> i understand the broader point that senator clinton has been trying to make over the last several weeks. >> reporter: tonight's format is from 2008. two podiums, moderator jim lehrer, 90 minutes, no breaks. a back and forth on do
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Oct 5, 2012 4:30am PDT
to the last before election day. it is a critical snapshot of an economy that's been stuck in low gear. >> whatever the numbers are, the romney campaign is going to cite them as evidence that president obama's policies are failing. >> the president is trying to convince people he is doing real well. he is not. >> reporter: building on the momentum of wednesday night's debate romney is trying to reverse his fortunes in battle grounds like ohio where he's fallen behind. >> under president obama we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not a plan for our economy, it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class, it is not change, it is a relapse, and we're not going to do it. >> reporter: the latest jobs report, cold hard facts. certain to be the subject of heated debate. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> 4:52. an emotional reunion caught on tape. a young girl reunited with her stolen puppy. >>> and a live look outside. you know what, you're reunited with a
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in the workforce were the same as at the time he got elected our unemployment rate would be 11%. >> reporter: both are touting the fund-raising tallies. $181 million for obama in september, the most for either side this year. with romney collecting more than 12 million following the debate. >> both sides will have a tremendous amount of money down the final stretch of this campaign, particularly that obama $181 million. that's going to allow them potentially to compete almost one to one with all of that republican outside money. >> reporter: still, romney is facing lingering questions about some of his recent assertions. >> number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> reporter: including his argument that his health care plan would cover people who already have medical problems. that decision would be left to the state. that explanation was quickly picked up by president obama at a rally in northern virginia friday. >> governor romney was fact-checked by his own campaign. >> reporter: to counter opponents' effort as an out of touch executive, romney shifted to tell more of his
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut, that's not my plan. >> reporter: another stark difference, medicare, one of the few times the president played aggressor. >> it's called premium support, but it's understood to be a voucher program. >> and you don't support that? >> i don't. and let me explain why. >> again, that's for future people, not current retirees. >> so if you're 54 or 55, you might want to listen because this, this will affect you. >> reporter: still, romney seemed to control many of the back and forths, even the lighter moments. >> i apologize, mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> i like it. >> good. >> the difference in their debate demeanors was most evident during the closing statements. >> you know, four years ago we were going through a major crisis. and yet, my faith and confidence in the american future is undiminished. >> this is an important election, and i'm concerned about america. i'm conce
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
a reputation for aggressive politics. he is not running for re-election this year. >>> downtown san francisco is getting ready for a major conference that is expected to cause some major traffic delays. oracle world will be going on today through wednesday and nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend the conference. parts of howard and taylor streets are scheduled to be closed. several muni lines are being rerouted. in other words, plan for traffic delays south of market near the center. >>> caltrans plans to shut down the san mateo bridge for two weekends next month. they will repair a cracked support beam under the roadway discovered back in 2010. the bridge is set to be closed from 10:00 in the evening to 5:00 in the morning october 19th through the 22nd and then again between the same hours from october 26th through the 29th. the dumbarton bridge is the best alternative for drivers looking to get around the bay. >>> construction crews say the 405 freeway will reopen in time for the monday morning commute despite an unplanned work stop. yesterday afternoon a chunk of the bridge fell alo
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
getting done until after the election. the big question mark is whether lawmakers who have lost their job will be willing to come back here and wheel and deal, compromise or a short-term basis, kick that can down the road a little more, whether they will do a long-term big fix deal for everyone or whether they'll just say, no, i'm taking my ball and going home. we're talking about the bush era tax cuts going away, the social security tax payroll cuts, which are making your payroll checks a little fatter every week or every two weeks. but this isn't something that just affects poor people. they're getting hit, they're losing their credit. it also affects wealthy people. they're really getting slammed. 20% increase on the dividends. capital gains are going up. it's just an across-the-board everyone gets hurt kind of nightmare. congress says it wants to fix it, but how. that, jon, is the big question mark. >> brian mooar, we will keep a close eye on that one. thank you very much. >>> it all goes hand in hand as we look at decision 2012. president barack obama, republican presidential candida
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
states who will make the difference. the election, jon and laura, just 35 days away. >> and we are counting it down. thank you very much, brian mooar live from washington. >>> in the meantime in our own state, governor jerry brown is now a state record holder. brown has now signed more regular session bills into law than any other california governor since 1967. brown's grand total 12,744. that's actually 214 more than george deukmejian and 258 more than ronald reagan. keep in mind, brown has been in office ten years total, two years longer than either of those previous governors. >> he's been a busy man, probably getting a little writer's cramp. >>> 6:26. still ahead, back on the firing lines. the cash influx giving laid-off firefighters a second chance. >>> plus a desperate search with a traumatic end. we'll tell you where a bay area family found the body of a missing boater. >> reporter: and a san jose foodie tradition gets ready to close its doors after 65 years. good morning, i'm marla tellez. i'll tell you what's next for race street fish and pole industry coming up. >>>
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
's elected. he says he'll do it through energy independence and tax reform. this was a big topic in the debate last night, not only talking about jobs but they also talked about health care. they talked about medicare as well. romney off to virginia today with paul ryan for his post-debate rally there today and in fact virginiaes one of the states that our polls showed right before this debate where he's starting to close the gap. the president after having another rally here is off to wisconsin where he'll speak to a college crowd, familiar crowd for the president. perhaps a little more comfortable than last night. some of the spin after that debate last night and some of the instant polls are giving this one to romney. some of that spin saying that the president wasn't quite as passionate as many even democrats thought he might be. of course we've got two more debates to go. marla. >> thank you very much. >>> so-called experts on both sides of the aisle say mitt romney did have the better performance. right now santa clara political university professor jim cottrell, i think ma
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
dipped below 8% in four years. we'll have more on the the numbers and the impact on the election coming up at 6:30 in a live report. >>> the time is 6:14. here's a look at some of our top local headlines. a man bitten by a bat in contra costa county has died of rabies over in switzerland. the cdc says the man was bitten in the east bay back in march but didn't go to the hospital until early july in dubai where he was working abroad. 50 people who may have come in contact with him may have now been exposed. authorities are reaching out to say you may have rabies, go get checked. >>> interestingly enough, today marks one year since a disgruntled employee walked into the lehigh cement plant in cupertino and started shooting. three people were killed, seven others injured in that shooting spree. the man shot himself during a policeman hunt the next day. >>> and witnesses at a trial say the suspect in the murder of nursing student michelle le went to great lengths to track down her former friend. witnesses say gisele esteban pretended to be le on the phone, even stole a security badge to fin
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am PDT
prices for all. if you elect me, i will put through my plan to refinance the deficits is, switch to opec busting job creating natural gases, lower taxes on dividends, educate the masses on money, clean the skies, rebuild our infrastructure and reappoint ben scotty bernanke to give liberty, justice and higher stock prices for all. that's a platform i could vote for, if only obama or romney would embrace it. lawrence in texas, lawrence? >> caller: jim, how are you doing? i have a question for you today regarding rpm. the earning report came out today. i'm trying to find out whether it should be long or short in the stock. >> short that, you have to short that plentiful dividend. i never recommend that idea. you don't want to do that, boss. i was going to recommend this and then i felt that the upside was very, very limited. good numbers. i should have done it. for heaven's say, i really did kick myself with this one. i thought if i recommended it, the stock would go up too much. ron in louisiana. ron? >> caller: jim. i've got to thank you. you're the best. i've been investing for 55 years
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Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
and when he does something well i praise him. >> but warren hit brown for raising money by tying his re-election to republicans gaining control of the senate. >> when senator brown talks here in massachusetts about how very bipartisan he is and how very independent he is, he sure is not saying the same thing when he goes around the country raising money. >> both candidates made awkward stumbles. warren was asked to name a republican senator she could work with. >> probably richard lugar would come to mind. >> indian's dick lugar is actually retiring. >> that is a problem. >> and brown, who is a lawyer, appeared unprepared for this. >> who is your model supreme court justice? >> after touting bipartisanship brun named an ultra conservative. >> let me see. that's a great question. i think justice scalia is a very good judge. justice kennedy. >> reporter: and for warren it's a challenge because massachusetts has never elected a woman to the senate or as governor, for brown with his big election year turnout in a presidential year it may be tougher for him as a republican. david. >> kelly o'donnell,
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s. military death toll in the war reached 2,000. we're going to get a live report, straight ahead. >>> also coming up, a remarkable story. a mom of three and a former beauty queen suffers a traumatic br
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
with the election just one month away, jim cramer, host of "mad money" at the stock exchange this morning. first a clarification, can you explain why we have a dip in the actual unemployment rate with such anemic job growth, 114,000 jobs created? >> reporter: two different surveys, they call households, see how they're doing, the other uses payroll data. it has always been accepted that payroll data is more informative than the percentage figure. >> where are the signs of health in the economy if we see job creation as rather slow month to month. if you look at the overall picture, where do you see signs of strength? >> reporter: more retail, fewer firing, some in auto is pretty good. in general, i don't want to -- what matters more than anything, they revised other numbers that had been bad previous months up. so maybe this is consistent slow growth. that's what shocked people. >> politically, campaigns will jump on this, particularly the white house. where is that sign of momentum that they would argue? >> reporter: i think what they could say is the summer turned out not as bad. we are obviou
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